Last updated: 15.34 November 12th 2019
With an election looming and Brexit delayed, a lot of uncertainty for travellers with British passports looks set to remain into 2020. We have compiled a quick guide explaining what Brexit could mean for you as a business traveller.
No Brexit Deal
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, British passport holders will be considered third-country nationals by countries within the Schengen area.
VISAs: No Deal
The European Parliament has confirmed that UK travellers won’t need a visa to travel to the EU after Brexit for short-term business or leisure trips, even if the UK leaves without a deal. UK citizens will be able to visit the EU for up to 90 days within a 180-day period without a visa.
European Health Insurance Card & Travel Insurance: No Deal
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows any EU citizen to access state medical care when they are travelling in another EU country. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, UK registered EHICs will no longer be valid.
Agreed Brexit Deal
If the UK leaves with the current proposed deal, then there will be a transition period until the end of 2020, in which little will actually change. EU citizens and UK nationals will continue to be able to travel freely with a passport or identity card until the end of the transition period in 2020.